Pamela S Vail Professor of Dance
Vail is a practicing choreographer, performer, and improviser who has been dancing since she was six years old. She is a founding member of critically acclaimed New York City-based Yanira Castro | a canary torsi, with whom she has performed, toured and taught extensively since 1995. Vail is also a co-founding member of the Architects, a performance improvisation ensemble, with whom she teaches, creates, and performs both choreographed and improvised work. She has worked with a variety of choreographers, and has collaborated with filmmaker Jeremy Moss since 2012—their dance films have been screened in festivals around the world.
Vail teaches master classes and performs her own choreography near and far.
Improvisation, choreography, performance, screendance
B.A., Middlebury College
M.F.A., Smith College
TND 117 Introduction to Ballet
TND 200-201 Dance Company
TND 218 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique and Composition
TND 227 Intermediate Ballet
TND 260 Compositional Improvisation
TND 317 Advanced Modern Dance Technique and Performance
TND 320 Kinesiology for Dance
TND 330 Choreography and the Creative Process
TND 345 Movement and Media